Update | Honor says some of its phones will get Android Q after all
Update: Honor has set up a microsite for its German customers, which includes an FAQ about the future for its devices. It contains an assurance that all its phones will continue to receive their software updates and security patches in the future, but, again, also mentions the 20 line only in relation to Android Q.
Honor UK has broken its silence in relation to reports that its phones will now not receive updates to Android Q as indicated earlier. The brand has reportedly released a statement promising that the "most popular" of its current smartphones will be able to "access" this upgrade. The devices in question are the Honor 20 Lite, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro.
The Huawei sub-brand has most likely released this communique in response to concerns that its phones will be obliged to exit the Android ecosystem, following a ban on working with its parent company enacted by the current US Administration.
The statement is mainly directed at those who have bought, or are considering buying, a 2019 Honor phone. It also reassures these consumers that relevant warranties and commitments to software support will be upheld, "regardless of the challenges we face".
Honor has also recently outlined plans to release a 5G smartphone in the last quarter of 2019. The brand's mobile-division president, George Zhao, has also reportedly remarked that the new radio standards require greater processing power. Therefore, this new device, as with the Honor 20 and 20 Pro, is likely to be a high-end product.